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Quality of the voice literature: what is there and what is missing.
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PMID:  21353465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe both the strengths and weaknesses of the medical voice literature.
METHODS: Retrospective review of the voice literature with comparisons to key articles in the general medical literature.
RESULTS: There are strengths in the voice literature with increasing focus on levels of evidence. Areas of deficit are: publishing negative studies, publishing risk-benefit assessment, well-structured accurate abstracts, studies in children, voice function in laryngeal stenosis and in laryngeal cancer, clinical implications of basic science voice research, worldwide diversity, appropriate advertising, humor, and thoughtful letters to the editor. There are areas that appear to be excessive: self-citations and redundant case series.
CONCLUSIONS: There are great opportunities to publish in the medical voice literature. Careful consideration of the quality of the work and the value of the potential addition to the literature should be considered before publishing.
Michael S Benninger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-02-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1873-4588     ISO Abbreviation:  J Voice     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  2012-03-15     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712262     Medline TA:  J Voice     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 The Voice Foundation. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Head and Neck Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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